10th April 2020
In response to the government’s latest Covid-19 recommendations the RSGB Board has changed the arrangements for the Society’s AGM on 25 April 2020. The physical meeting in Birmingham will not take place and the information which would have been made available at the AGM will now be made available online
1st April 2020
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus threat of infection, the committee has decided that it would not be responsible to continue with programmed events.
As an alternative, we are using the following frequencies for informal chat from 18:30 UTC. (19:30 Local time)
HF 3.746 MHz LSB or 3556 MHz CW +/- as some other groups seem to be migrating to common 80m frequencies
VHF 145.525 MHz, GB3GN and GB3NG
1st October 2017
Sad news, George Burt, GM3OXX passed away on Wednesday morning 20th Sept.
George was a member of the Aberdeen Amateur Society for many years and was very famous for his dedication to QRP, he contacted hundreds of countries all over the world using only 1 watt and all with his own homemade radio equipment.
George also found time to design numerous radio circuits and had most of them published in the G-QRP SPRAT journal including circuits such as the OXO transmitter, the ONER, and the FOXX transceiver and many more for us all to enjoy.
George’s Funeral service will be held at Warriston Crematorium, Edinburgh at 12:30pm on Friday 6th October 2017.
11th August 2017
Funeral arrangements as follows from Aberdeen Journals announcements
FRASER Peacefully at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, Ian (GM8MHU), aged 86 years. President of Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society and formerly of Alexander Hall & Son. Beloved husband of Margaret, much loved dad of Margaret and Fiona, respected father-in-law of Bill, adored granda of Kirsty and Kurt, loving great granda of Marcus, dear brother and brother in law of Alastair and Sandra, much loved uncle of Gavin and a good friend to many. Funeral Ceremony at Aberdeen Crematorium, Hazlehead (West Chapel), on Wednesday, August 16, at 11.00 a.m. All friends respectfully invited.
2nd August 2017
3rd November 2016
Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society have been issued with a special 70th anniversary callsign GB2LXX
This callsign is effective from today for 21 days.
28th October 2016
Added a few club members photos for our 70th Anniversary
See Flickr page at this LINK
12th October 2016
GM8CBQ – SK
Suddenly but peacefully, at ARI, on Friday October 7, 2016, Norman Albert Hendry GM8CBQ aged 75 years, late of Stoneywood Paper Mill and keen member of the Radio Society of Great Britain. Son of the late Agnes and James, beloved brother of James, brother in law to Helen, uncle to Iain and Jan, great uncle to Oliver and good friend to many. Will be sadly missed. Funeral service to be held at Aberdeen Crematorium, East Chapel on Tuesday October 18 at 10.45am. All family and friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please but donations if desired can be made at the chapel exit door to the Coronary Care Unit at ARI.
He was also a keen member of both the Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society and the Grampian Repeater Group.
A quiet reserved member of both radio groups, he was always busy in the background and was instrumental in assisting many members attain their amateur radio qualifications
16th May 2016
Web site calendar has a problem for a while.
See below for current AARS programme of events
|Thursday||May||26th||2016||Construction & On-the-Air|
|Thursday||June||9th||2016||Construction for Project 70 years of AARS|
|Thursday||June||16th||2016||Preparation for Museums-on-the-Air|
|Thursday||June||23rd||2016||Preparation for National Field Day|
|Saturday||June||25th||2016||National Field Day at Walker Park|
|Sunday||June||26th||2016||National Field Day at Walker Park|
|Thursday||June||30th||2016||Construction & On-the-Air|
29th January 2016
Many thanksIvor LeeMM0IELSecretary MFARS
4th October 2015
The Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society 2015 AGM Notification Literature has been issued wholly by email in the first instance this year. Paper copies are still available for members who cannot, for what ever reason, receive electronic copies.
Please note it is important that members respond to the email. This will ensure minimal physical copy paper printing and postage costs.
21st September 2015
Notification from the Moray Firth Amateur Radio Society.
I would appreciate it if you could let your members know that MFARS are holding a Junk Sale from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm on Sunday 18th October at Ashgrove Hall, Land Street, New Elgin.
73, Ivor, MM0IEL, Secretary, MFARS
3rd September 2015
Pictures of recent events at Gridleness Lighthouse and Clashindarroch are available for viewing at
For members who are familiar with the gm3bsq filckr page, I have reorganised the albums to make individual events more easily identified.
3rd September 2015
TX Facttor – Episode 9 is now available.
6th April 2015
I was trawling some old files in the AARS archive and came across this piece written my Adam Davidson back in March 2001.
24th March 2015
Sad news today.
Adam Davidson, MM0KZV, became silent key at 07:30 this morning the 24th March 2015.
He was a popular member and long standing member of both the Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society and the Grampian Repeater Group.
Funeral ceremony at The Aberdeen Funeral Home, 49 Causewayend on Monday, March 30, at 10.00 a.m., thereafter to Grove Cemetery. All friends respectfully invited.
17th January 2015
Please note here will be no morning training class on Saturday the 28th February 2015
28th November 2014
Direct link as above for a large selection of GM3BSQ events photographs is still available.
(Following the btinternet separation from Yahoo’s flickr service which you may have bookmarked, there is a slight change of url.)
20th November 2014
Episode 6 of TX Factor was released today Thursday 20th November 2014.
It’s a National Hamfest special featuring news, and updates from this year’s event at Newark, UK.
You might even spot someone you know in the background !
5th October 2014
AGM papers have been circulated by email to all AARS members who have notified us their email address.
Please note it is important to respond to the email confirming receipt to email@example.com
The existing members renewal forms and new members application forms are also available on this web site in Word doc and Adobe pdf format. Both forms are fillable prior to printing for postal or personal return. Additionally these can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org where you have facilities to incorporate your signature.
25th September 2014
Ron’s Funeral Ceremony at Aberdeen Crematorium, Hazlehead (West Chapel), on Monday, September 29, at 1.35 p.m.
22nd September 2014
I have just received the following from Norman, GM8CBQ, the sad news that Ron GM8BQY is a silent key. Ron passed away peacefully at Newhills care home 0210am today.
Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society
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